A diagnosis of cancer is a devastating and life changing event for anyone. However, the progression of the disease, the symptoms of cancer and the survival rates vary dramatically depending on which cancer you have. In the following videos, learn more about how cancer develops from genetic changes that occur in healthy cells, the different ways to treat it, and find out more about two common cancers - prostate cancer and bowel cancer. Learning about the type of cancer you have can be scary, but knowing what is happening inside your body, what treatments are available to treat your cancer and listening to how other patients are coping with their disease may help you understand your diagnosis better.
An itchy bottom with bleeding on the toilet paper is probably piles (haemorrhoids) but it could be one of the early symptoms of bowel cancer.
Inge, 79 years old, lives a full and happy life despite having a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (pancreatic NET) for nearly twenty five years. She is an active member of the NET community and a passionate advocate for patient support. This is her story.
Xavier was diagnosed with a pancreatic NET (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour) more than five years ago. Prior to his diagnosis in 2005, he was ill for about a year with stomach problems and pain. This is his story.
In this video interview with a patient living with breast cancer she reveals how multiple radiotherapy treatments helped relieve the pain caused by the cancer that had spread into the bone.
Cancer treatment requires frequent visits to the doctor, many different drugs and treatments. Keeping on top of all the information can be tough. Watch our video interview with a cancer patient for some tips.
Breast Cancer treatments can cause side-effects. In some cases patients feel pain in their fingernails and toenails. In this short video interview with a breast cancer patient she discusses this issue.
Patients living with breast cancer often need medication to cope with pain. In this video interview with a breast cancer patient she talks about the drugs she takes to deal with her pain.
Palmar Plantar Erythrodysesthesia, also known as "hand-foot syndrome" often occurs in patients undergoing chemotherapy. In this short video interview, a breast cancer patient discusses the condition and the drug that caused it.
People living with cancer are often advised to change their diet to improve their immune system. In this short video interview, a breast cancer patient discusses what she eats and the importance of exercise.
After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2004, Rick went through a long series of treatments. In this video he discusses his symptoms, treatments, living with his condition and the things that have helped him come to terms with his diagnosis.
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Can good dental hygiene help you on your way to a healthier heart? Watch this video to find out.
What is colposcopy and what will happen during the procedure? In this short video colposcopy clinical nurse specialist tells us why you might be called for one and what will happen during the procedure.
Find out about the top tips you can follow to prepare you for your cervical screening test.